It’s finally warm outside and we can think of lovely summery things such as going to the beach and getting a tan. That’s why we chose to review the J Rosen swimsuit sample sale. We gave the sale a 9 out of 10 for the following reasons:
Current season stock – the stuff is available now at Saks and Bloomingdales for more than double the price
The staff is really nice and so are the fitting rooms
You can match sizes and styles for tops & bottoms
There are many more reasons, but we’ll let you check it out for yourself. Remember to present the ShopDrop app at checkout to receive your free gift with purchase!
What: J Rosen sample sale
Where: 231 West 39th St, Room 1101. NY, NY
When: May 1 – May 25
“You can count on one hand the things a New Yorker will wait for. My list includes: the perfect rent control apartment, the chocolate souffle at Le Bernardin, and the annual Manolo Blahnik sale.” – Carrie Bradshaw
You may or may not have the perfect rent control apartment just yet, but you may have been one of the lucky people to get into the Manolo Blahnik sample sale. If you did, boy did you wait! Lines began forming during the early morning hours. Everyone was given a ticket with a number upon arrival. The number represented what group you were in, and when the Manolo Blahnik sample sale officially opened at 11:00 a.m., they let in group 1 and so forth.
I was lucky enough to be in group 9 going inside at around 11:30 a.m. All the shoes were on tables separated by size. When I got in they had a pretty good selection in size and style. The popular sizes were starting to diminish as time went by. Shoes started at $125 and increased in price depending on embellishments. On the other hand, boots started at $300. Cheap for Manolo, but still pricey for sample sale standards.
I gave the sale a ShopDrop rating of 6.5 out of 10. Like I said the selection was good and prices were decent, but it lost a lot of points for being cash only. Who really carries cash nowadays?! More importantly, who’s carrying around hundreds of dollars?! I really liked this ticket system. There is no dreadful line waiting on your feet for hours. You can even leave the hotel an come back with your ticket. Once you get your ticket you wait in a comfortable, temperature controlled room, with outlets. The only thing missing was WiFi. Even though the Manolo Blahnik team tried to make the sample sale experience more enjoyable, it’s still a Manolo Blahnik sample sale, so it was really hectic inside!
Perhaps I’m being too harsh with a 6.5 rating, since the prices and the selection was good. I also really enjoyed the ticket system. But hey, cash only and the fact that it was so hectic inside… It had me frazzled enough to take off a considerable amount of points.
Looking forward to next year!
What: Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. – Until they ran out (which was between 12:30 – 1:00)
Where: The Warwick Hotel 65 W 54th St. New York, NY
We had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the Shoshonna sample sale early today. The sale is held at their beautiful showroom located in Midtown West. The Shoshanna sample sale had a large variety of tops, bottoms, swim, kids, and especially dresses. The sale features pieces from their regular stock and samples. Most of it is from their spring collection, so you don’t have to wait to show it off! (If this weather ever gets any better…) At the Shoshanna sample sale you can get the perfect dress for any occasion. They had gorgeous summer dresses for a garden party, to evening gowns from their elegant Midnight collection.
We gave the Shoshanna sample sale a 9 out of 10. They had a great ready-to-wear selection with excellent prices. It is definitely worth the trip. But hurry! The sale is only two days! Details and photos below.
What: Shoshanna Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, April 25 – Wednesday, April 26, 2018
Where: 231 West 39th Street, Suite 422, New York, NY
The Kenneth Cole sample sale is taking place in a garage West of 11th Ave on 50th Street. That means a lot of trekking to the edge of Manhattan from any major subway line. The plus side though is that the sale is in a spacious location (which doesn’t really happen in NYC) with plenty of merchandise and great music. Unlike most sales, I actually enjoyed spending time at the sale and browsing through the merchandise. The room is split into half between merchandise for men and women. Solid sizing selection as well both for clothes and shoes.
What: Kenneth Cole sample sale
Where: 611 West 50th St, NY, NY
When: Thu, Apr 12th – Sat, Apr 21
Here’s the pricing breakdown:
50% off for shoes (retail between $75 and $389)
60% off for clothes (retail between $49 and $395)
70% off for accessories (retail between $49 and $190)
Good news – the Dennis Basso sample sale is opening to the public tomorrow, April 12th.
If you are looking to score some upscale goodies at a price you cannot resist, this sale is for you! Since this sample sale was by appointment only today, there were no lines. We found awesome furs, gowns and clutches for up to 70 percent off.
Original pricing was well over $10,000 and came down to the $600-$2500 range. The kids stuff was TO DIE FOR!!!
The Rent the Runway sample sale was unpleasant from start to finish. When I got there, I was greeted by a line that wrapped around the corner! After waiting 30 minutes, I finally got past the doors ready to shop. Unfortunately,the space was way too crowded! On top of having to practically climb over people to just look at the clothing, most of the merchandise was dirty or damaged. Some of it was downright disgusting!
The only positives of the Rent the Runway sample sale were: 1. Everything is organized by size, which makes it easier to narrow your search . You don’t have to scour the store to find your size. Also, sizes ranged from 0 – 22, so there really was something for everyone here. 2. The prices were pretty decent. Non-big-name gowns and dresses were below $100, and big name gowns and dresses were below $200.
We are giving the Rent the Runway sample sale a 3 out of 10. It is NOT worth the wait nor the crowds to go on an endless hunt to find something that is not so obviously worn.
My personal advice: I went to this sale last year, but on one of the last days. I didn’t have to wait in a huge line for damaged clothing, and they had price reductions. I left with 2 really great dresses. If it’s worth anything… save your time and go at the end if you are really in need for some dresses.
Hope we could help! Details and photos below.
What: Rent the Runway Sample Sale
When: Tue. April 10 – Sun. April 15, 2018
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY
Head over to the Scotch and Soda sample sale, if not for the great deals, but for the eye candy! Since this sale had mostly men’s clothing, there were a quite a few cuties shopping. Anyway… back to the sale. I was very impressed with the Scotch and Soda sample sale. There were a ton of great pieces for both men and women, and for both Summer and Winter. The Scotch and Soda sample sale is being held in their showroom, so the place is rather small and can get kinda hot (no pun intended). There are no formal dressing rooms. You kinda just try stuff on whereever. That’s not so bad when you’re standing around a bunch of shirtless men, but if you are the shy type, wear a bodysuit under your clothing.
The Scotch and Soda sample sale got a 7 out of 10 on the ShopDrop scale. The prices were good (most stuff under $40!) and the selection was great! I docked some points for a disappointing accessories section. They had two plastic bins with a few belts and super random items. Their showroom is also fairly large, but they only sectioned off a small area for the sale. They had the space and could have put more items on sale. That being said, the Scotch and Soda Sample sale is totally worth checking out. Head over to Union Square tomorrow, and maybe you will catch the farmer’s market too! Deets below!
What: Scotch and Soda Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: 37 East 18th St. 10th Floor New York, NY
Christian Siriano has come a long way from winning season four of Emmy winning reality show, Project Runway. Head over to the Christian Siriano sample sale where he has gowns, cocktail dresses, and accessories. Although the space is small, the selection is big. There’s quite a few extravagant evening gowns that would be perfect for any black tie occasion. The cocktail selection was even more extensive. If you look hard enough you can also find some tops, bottoms, and suits.
The Christian Siriano sample sale received a ShopDrop rating of 8 out of 10. Although the selection was good, the prices were still a bit high. Gowns started at $800 and went into the low thousands. Cocktail dresses started at $200. There were no clothing there below $100. Accessories were the most reasonably priced items. All shoes were $50 and handbags were 50% off. The sunglasses were the best deal at $10 each! The Christian Siriano sample sale is 100% worth checking out! Details are below, as always.
What: Christian Siriano Sample Sale
When: Wed. March 28 – Sat. March 31, 2018
Where: 260 W 25th Street. 4th Floor New York, NY
The Vintage Twin is an heaven for festival lovers and those who wish they were born in 1952. With locations all over SoHo and the UES, shopping there is hot hot hot. You can imagine how excited we were to learn that the store is hosting a blowout warehouse sale where everything was going for as low as $9. We found fur coats for $99 that reminded us of the Hadid trend, denim bomber jackets for $18, and old Calvin Klein tees for $9. If you’re planning on rocking out at the next Coachella festival, this one is a must. As always, pics & photos below. Enjoy!
What: The Vintage Twin Warehouse Sale
Where: 154 Spring St, NY, NY
When: Tue, Mar 27 – Sat, Mar 31
The Yigal Azrouel sample sale is an exciting one from our end, because we are kicking off the pay with ShopDrop function! At this sale users can check out with the ShopDrop app using ApplePay or credit/debit card. To make it even better… If you pay with ShopDrop, you get an extra 5% off your total purchase!!
ShopDrop rated the Yigal Azrouel sample sale a 10 out of 10 because of the high-quality pieces and the amazing percentage discounts. Items were around 80% off! The Yigal Arouzel sample sale is not only is selling, but also actual CURRENT merchandise!!!
Who doesn’t love great clothes AND discounts!? Check out the Yigal Azrouel sample sale tomorrow before it’s gone.
Directions on How to Pay With ShopDrop
1. Update the ShopDrop app on the AppStore (we updated the app to ensure there are no glitches)
2. Go to the sample sale feed and select the Yigal Azrouel sale
3. At check out click on the orange “Pay with ShopDrop” button
4. Hand over your phone to the chasheir to enter the total amount (5% discount will be applied automatically)
5. Select ApplePay or credit/debit card (some advice: if you use ApplePay it is a bit easier)
What: Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale
When: Tue. March 27 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 225 W 39th St. 5th Floor NY, NY